The Center for Integrative Conservation at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences, invites applications for full-time faculty positions in Conservation Biology. The Center for Integrative Conservation is a new group led by Professor Richard Corlett and is currently recruiting new staff at all levels. The aim is to build up an international team of researchers and postgraduate students with collaborations with other institutions in China and internationally. XTBG has excellent research facilities and is located in one of the biologically richest regions of Asia. XTBG is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), through which these appointments will be made. Please visit the garden's website at http://english.xtbg.cas.cn/for more information about XTBG.
Highly qualified candidates with experience in the science and practice of biological conservation, and interested in research in any of the following or related areas, are encouraged to apply: habitat fragmentation, climate change impacts, ecosystem services, conservation biogeography, protected area management, ex situ conservation, invasive species management, ecological restoration, reintroduction, assisted migration, and conservation education. The research focus should be on plants or plant-animal interactions.
The candidates’ responsibilities, along with their independent research, will include: the development of postgraduate training and research; the development of collaborations with universities and institutions in China and the region; obtaining external funding; and publication in leading international journals. The successful candidates will benefit from CAS's established research programs and field stations. XTBG has strong cooperative relationship with the local and provincial governments and surrounding countries in developing effective collaborations.
Candidates with a strong record of accomplishment should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, and pdfs of three publications. Please include three potential references who can provide letters of recommendation. Send these materials to Prof. Richard Corlett ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Liu Zhiqiu (email@example.com).